Yes, you can expect that blender you bought back in freshman year of college to whip up simple smoothies and sauces. But is it strong enough to grind coffee beans or turn peanuts into velvety butter? Can it mix your favorite cake batter or bring together pizza dough? Can it heat soup with the power of friction? It could if it was a Vitamix.
Finely tuned performance machines, Vitamix blenders have the range to do (basically) anything. But that quality typically comes as an investment—the brand can retail for as much as $500. That's why we're jumping at this incredible Amazon Prime Day deal: the Vitamix 5200 Blender is just $230!
Buy it: $230 (originally $450); amazon.com
Consistently ranked as a top-performing blender, this professional-grade machine features a radial cooling fan to keep the machine from overheating and powerful stainless steel blades designed to last for years and years. And its 64-ounce container is perfect for medium to large batches, and with a drop of dish soap and warm water, the Vitamix machine cleans itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
So it comes as no surprise that the beloved blender has over 1,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon. And with nearly 900 perfect five stars, the Vitamix 5200 blender has inspired legions of devotees. Users rave about the machine’s power and dependability, calling it the “ Chuck Norris of blenders” and “a way of life.”
“Our 3 year old son has autism and severe sensory issues making him the pickiest eater on the face of the planet,” writes one reviewer. “That being said, he will drink just about anything we put in his cup as long as it passes the look, smell and texture tests. If it weren't for the Vitamix I don't know how we would've fed our child and made sure he got the protein, fresh fruits and vegetables etc. that his little growing mind and body need. We can sneak ANYTHING into his smoothies and he has no idea because the Vitamix works so incredibly well at blending everything flawlessly. No chunks, no pulp, no fuss! Smooth and creamy and delicious no matter what we throw in there!”
Made in the USA, the machine comes with a seven-year warranty; however, reviewers exclaim at how tough and long-lasting they are.
“Just ordered a 3rd Vitamix 5200,” says a small business owner. “I have had two since 2001. They each lasted about 8 years with heavy use. I use them in a small Espresso bar and I figure they each blended 25,000 to 40,000 drinks each before dying. For home-use the Vitamix should go forever.”
Because this is Prime Day, only members can get the jaw-dropping 49 percent discount. (Don’t worry, anyone can sign up for a free 30-day trial. After that it’s just $119 a year.) But you don’t want to dilly-dally—the deal only lasts until Tuesday, 11 a.m. EST, or until supplies last.